DENVER, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Quiznos announced that participating restaurants across the U.S. and Canada are partnering with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in an effort to end cancer forever. This September and October, customers are encouraged to donate $1 or $5 with their order to help fund cancer research and save lives in the communities where Quiznos does business.
"The research funded by LLS is incredibly productive - almost half of the new cancer drugs approved in the US since 2000 were approved to treat one or more blood cancers," said Stuart Mathis, CEO of Quiznos. "We are honored to partner with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization that has helped advance these modern anti-cancer drugs. Every donation we can raise gets us one step closer to a goal of ending cancer forever."
The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers. When LLS was founded in 1949, a blood cancer diagnosis was almost always fatal. Thanks in part to innovative research funded by LLS, survival rates have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled for blood cancer patients. To date, LLS has invested more than $875 million in research to advance therapies and save lives. Some of the therapies first approved for blood cancer patients are now helping patients with other types of cancers and other serious diseases.
"Blood cancer research has broad, life-saving impact," said Amy Franze, Senior Vice President of Field Advancement, LLS "Many of the new drugs developed by LLS have already been approved to help beyond the blood cancer patients for whom they were first developed, including patients with solid tumors and other serious diseases. Thanks to funding provided by brands like Quiznos, patients are living longer, fuller lives. We're excited to have the opportunity to partner with Quiznos on this exciting initiative."
Quiznos partnership with LLS is just one of the ways that local Quiznos franchisees are able to support the communities where they operate. Though the partnership with LLS, Quiznos hopes to raise $100,000 for the organization.
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Denver-based Quiznos is a chain designed for today's busy consumers who are looking for a high quality, tasty, freshly prepared alternative to traditional fast-food restaurants. With locations in 50 states and 30 countries, Quiznos is one of the world's premier quick-service restaurant chains and pioneer of the toasted sandwich, Quiznos restaurants offer creative, chef-created sandwiches and salads using premium ingredients. Quiznos was founded in 1981 by chefs who discovered that toasting brought out the best in every sandwich ingredient. For more information, please visit www.quiznos.com or www.facebook.com/quiznos.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to curing blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services for patients and their loved ones.
Major LLS fundraising campaigns include Team In Training, Light The Night, School & Youth, Man & Woman of the Year and Regatta. To reach the widest possible audience, LLS partners with national and regional level companies and brands, including Nike, Disney, Burlington and others.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.lls.org. Patients and caregivers should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.